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May 25, 2018
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VOTE ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS POSTPONED New rules regulating short-term rentals in Boston have been put on hold until their next hearing on June 6. The City Council was set to vote at the hearing this past Wednesday, May 23, but after not being able to find common ground after a working group session on...
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May 17, 2018
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HARRY O’S EXPECTED TO CLOSE According to Boston Restaurant Talk, it appears the longtime pizzeria and sub shop Harry O’s in the South End is closing down, as its building is slated for redevelopment. A note sent by Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting, stated that Harry O’s on Washington Street will...
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May 11, 2018
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NEW GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED FOR SHORT-TERM RENTALS On Wednesday, May 9, Mayor Martin Walsh announced an amended citywide ordinance establishing guidelines and regulations to better track and regulate short-term rentals. The ordinance takes a three-tiered approach to classifying short-term rentals: Limited Share Unit – consists of a private bedroom or shared space in the owner-operator’s...
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May 4, 2018
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REBUILDING LONG ISLAND BRIDGE Mayor Martin Walsh announced on Wednesday April 2, that the City filed a notice of intent for the rebuilding of Long Island Bridge with the Boston Conservation Commission, taking another step forward in Boston’s plans to create a long-term recovery campus on the island. This filing builds on the Walsh...
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April 20, 2018
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AIRBNB TAKES ON MICHELLE WU An anti-regulation campaign for the short-term rental business in Boston came up short after it sent out an e-mail urging residents to spam At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu’s inbox with opposition against suggested new regulations. Shortly afterwards, critics took on the e-mail blast saying it stated untrue facts and...
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April 13, 2018
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REGISTRATION ACCESS BILL PASSES The Boston City Council on Wednesday, April 11, unanimously passed an ordinance authored by District 8 Councilor Josh Zakim that expands availability and reduces barriers for residents to register to vote. Once, enacted, it will increase access to government for thousands of Bostonians. The legislation now goes to Mayor Martin...
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April 6, 2018
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CPA PILOT PROGRAM Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) announced Friday, March 30 the release of applications for a spring pilot program for CPA funding. The application calls for CPA supposed projects to begin construction by Fall 2018, bringing new investments in housing, parks and open space and preservation of historic...
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March 30, 2018
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JOHN HANCOCK IS COMING BACK John Hancock insurance company announced this past Tuesday that they are moving back to the Back Bay. According to the Boston Globe, they will relocate more than 1,000 employees from its headquarters in the Seaport District to two properties it owns in the Back Bay, including the longtime Hancock...
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March 23, 2018
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YAWKEY WAY UPDATE The Public Improvements Commission (PIC) could vote on changing the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street as soon as March 29, but one member said he wants to hear from the Red Sox principal owner John Henry directly, according to the Boston Globe. The effort to change the name first...
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March 16, 2018
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‘JAZZ ALONG THE CHARLES’ On a single fall afternoon, 25 jazz ensembles will gather at a series of connected, walkable locations along the Charles River Esplanade, interpreting the same curated list of Boston-related tunes in one collective free concert that celebrates the great jazz community in Boston today. “Jazz Along the Charles: A Walkable...
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